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Douglas County Historical Society

at Historic Fort Omaha
30th & Fort Streets


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5730 N. 30 St, #11B Omaha, NE 68111

Phone: 402-455-9990
Fax: 402-453-9448
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General Crook House
Monday - Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
1 to 4 p.m.

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Library Archives
Beginning September 3, 2013 Monday - Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturdays by Appointment

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April 13th, 2014 Second Sunday Talk - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in building 10, room 110 at Historic Fort Omaha.

Join Douglas County Historical Society Executive Director Kathy Aultz and Nebraska Jewish Historical Society Executive Director Renee Corcoran for a discussion on Omaha’s historic clothing establishments. Remember when downtown was the place to shop? Or South Omaha’s Philip’s Department Store? What was your fondest memory of Brandeis? Come share your story of your favorite shopping destination in this audience participation Second Sunday Talk!

The event is free for members, a $5 donation is requested of non-members. Pre-registration is required by calling 402-455-9990 or emailing members@douglascohistory.org.

 

 

April 22nd, 2014, A Page from Our Past - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Library Archives Center

Join us monthly at our Page from Our Past author events! The program focuses on history-based authors, both of fiction and non-fiction, and is held the fourth Tuesday of each month in the evening. The event takes place at Historic Fort Omaha in Douglas County Historical Society Library Archives Research Center from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The format for A Page from Our Past is a casual and intimate round-table discussion, where the audience has the opportunity to get up close and personal with the authors. Each program concludes with a book signing and time to meet one-on-one with the featured author. DCHS offers those who have registered for the class a 5% discount of the retail price of the book; it is encouraged that the featured book be read prior to the discussion.

April's featured author is Pamela Nowak who will be discussing her latest novel, CHANGES. Pamela’s pre-published manuscripts have won attention in several national contests. CHANCES received first place honors in the historical category of the Four Seasons Awards in 2003, placed second in the 2003 Put Your Heart in a Book contest, and was a 2002 finalist in the Spring Into Romance contest, the Colorado Gold contest, and the Laurie. CHOICES was a 2001 Colorado Gold finalist entry. In 2006, CHANGES placed third in the Heart of the West Writers Contest and was a Spring Into Romance finalist. Pam has been in love with history and rich characters for most of her life. She has a B.A. in history, has taught history to prison inmates, served as project manager for the Fort Yuma National Historic Site and runs a homeless shelter. She was named Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers' "Writer of the Year" in 2010. Pam and her partner Ken live in Denver. Their blended family includes six daughters, multiple grand-children, two dogs, and a cat.

Nowak's novel, CHANGES is set in 1879 Omaha. Lead character, Lisa Dupree has earned a respected place as Omaha's head librarian by hiding her part-Sioux heritage. But when she learns her ailing aunt has been arrested with a band of Ponca Indians, she agrees to help mount a legal battle, never realizing her actions will force her to change the way she defines herself.


Since our inaugural event in January, each month’s discussion has been sold out – so don’t delay in making your reservations for your favorite author! Cost to participate in these discussions is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Pre-registration is required and seating is limited to 20 participants. To register, email outreach@douglascohistory.org or call 402-455-9990.